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Red Bull Unleashed Video – The Full Edit

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Check out what went down at the world’s first ever surf contest hosted in a Wavegarden

The premier edition of Red Bull Unleashed proved to be a raving success. Over two days we saw some of the world’s best surfers go head-to-head in the first competition to take place on a Wavegarden.

Despite some initial reservations about the Wavegarden format, there was a unanimous feeling among the competitors that the perfect two foot waves at Surf Snowdonia were a whole lot of fun.

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Hiroto Arai performs during qualifying session of Red Bull Unleashed in Surf Snowdonia, United Kingdom, on September 18, 2015

Red Bull’s pioneering competition format was a refreshing break from the standard 30-minute-best-two-waves heat scheme. The competitors and capacity crowd revelled in the man-on-man duel concept, which saw pairs of surfers go head to head, wave for wave, with a coin toss determining who surfed first. After each surfer took their wave, the best score took the points. Best of five waves won, and once a surfer hit three wins the bout was over and the next pair hit the water immediately.

Check out all of the action from the weekend in the video (courtesy of Westbound TV) above.

If you are interested in giving the Wavegarden a try, you can find out more about Surf Snowdonia here.